LOS ANGELES - Venus Williams, who owns more titles than any other active women's tennis player, will visit Farmers Classic, presented by Mercedes-Benz, on Friday night to autograph copies of her new book Come To Win: Business Leaders, Artists, Doctors, and Other Visionaries on How Sports Can Help You Top Your Profession.
Williams, who owns 43 career titles, including seven in Major championships, will conduct the book signing at the LA Tennis Center on the campus of UCLA from 6:30 - 7:30 Friday evening. Copies of her book will be available for purchase at the signing. Fans wishing to attend the signing will need to have tickets to Friday's night session at Farmers Classic.
The No. 3 player on the WTA rankings and a successful entrepreneur, Williams is also reaching great heights with her writing. Come To Win: Business Leaders, Artists, Doctors, and Other Visionaries on How Sports Can Help You Top Your Profession has reached No. 5 on the New York Times Hardcover Advice and How To bestseller list. The book appeared in the New York Times published list on Sunday, July 25, and continue to be featured in bookstores throughout the country. In addition, the book also reached No. 2 on the Wall Street Journal's Hardcover Sports & Recreation list.
Along with an impressive group of business leaders (Jack Welch, Ken Chennault, Phil Knight, etc.), former pros (Magic Johnson, Billie Jean King, etc.), creative executives (Vera Wang, Denzel Washington, Marcus Samuelson, etc.), politicians (Bill Clinton, Condoleeza Rice, etc.), and doctors (Dr. James Andrews, Dr. Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, etc.), Venus serves up a book of wisdom that shows how to turn a sports background into successes off the field. The book was co-authored by journalist Kelly E. Carter.
For more information about Come To Win, log on to www.venuswilliams.com, follow her via Twitter or visit Facebook.
Second round action at Farmers Classic, presented by Mercedes-Benz, continues Thursday at the LA Tennis Center, highlighted by the LA debut of World No. 4 Andy Murray.
ESPN2 will broadcast eight hours of live coverage of this year's Farmers Classic, presented by Mercedes-Benz, including singles quarterfinal, semifinal and championship matches. Tennis Channel will again provide significant additional broadcast coverage, including singles quarterfinal and doubles championship matches.
Tickets the Farmers Classic, presented by Mercedes-Benz, are on sale now through Ticketmaster. Additional ticket information can be found at www.FarmersClassic.com or by calling 310-824-1010, ext. 251.
ABOUT THE FARMERS CLASSIC PRESENTED BY MERCEDES-BENZ
The Farmers Classic, presented by Mercedes-Benz, has been played every year since 1927, making it the longest-running annual professional sporting event in Los Angeles. Played since 1984 at the LA Tennis Center on the campus of UCLA, the tournament is part of the Olympus US Open Series, the six-week summer tennis season linking 10 ATP World Tour and Sony Ericsson WTA Tour events to the US Open. Proceeds from the Farmers Classic Presented by Mercedes-Benz benefit the grassroots programs of the non-profit Southern California Tennis Association (SCTA) and UCLA. The SCTA offers programs, leagues, and tournaments involving 300,000 juniors and 50,000 adults and seniors. Information on tickets and the tournament can be found at www.FarmersClassic.com or by calling 310-824-1010.